Hamburg area church calendar

The Bridge Church (TBC), 3561 Old 22, would like to extend an invitation to the following:

The Bridge Church Sunday Morning Worship Service times are at 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. All of our Bridge Street Kids Ministries meet downstairs where you will be able to check-in your child before each service begins. Bridge Street Kids Ministries range in ages from 0 thru 4th Grade.

On Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m., we have Momentum Youth in the TBC Youth Room for students entering 7th through 12th grade. We also host 56 Club for all students entering 5th-6th grade in the fall. Students in 5th through 12th grade can be dropped off and picked up in the youth room at our side entrance. Our adult connect classes and childrens programs will resume on Wednesday nights in September.

Are you struggling with depression, addiction and are needing something more? Join Celebrate Recovery that meets on Monday Evenings at 7 p.m. Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step Recovery program where people gain freedom, healing, and accountability for lifes hurts, habits, and hang-ups. By applying the 8 Recovery Principles within the 12-step program, we open ourselves up to Gods grace so that we can break free. We also open the door to recovery by sharing our experiences and hopes with one another. Celebrate Recovery is open to men and women ages 18+. Its not just for people struggling with substance abuse. This program is for anyone who feels like their life is out of control and is looking for a safe place to deal with a hurt, habit, or hang-up. Walk-ins welcome anytime! If you have any questions about this new exciting ministry, we welcome you to call Lisa Schappell at 610-562-2972 x.200 or email connect@hamburgbridge.com.

If you would like to listen to Pastor Marks Sunday morning sermons, please go to our website at www.hamburgbridge.org.

Visit our website at www.hamburgbridge.org or call 610-562-2972 for more information and service/class details.

St. Mary Roman Catholic Church is located at 94 Walnut Road in Tilden Township. Visit our website at www.rc.net/allentown/stmaryhamb. Daily schedule: Eucharistic devotions on Monday at 7 p.m.; Masses on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Wednesday through Friday at 9 a.m. Weekend Masses on Saturday at 4:30 p.m., and Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Reconciliation every Saturday from 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. and before each daily Mass. Upcoming activities include:

July 10 and 14: Healthy Steps in Motion senior aerobics and fitness class, 9:30 a.m.

July 12: 8 a.m. 1 p.m., Indoor flea market, Ave Maria Hall, all are welcome. Be sure to find a real treasure or something you could use. Refreshments and food available.

July 14: 8 p.m., Bible Study (follows 7 p.m. devotions)

July 17: Retirement financial needs seminar, 6 p.m. Contact the parish office for further information.

July 20: 8 11 a.m., Blood Drive, contact the parish office for more information

Hamburg Seventh-day Adventist Church

Our Hamburg Church would like to give you an invitation:

We are a Bible based Church located at 22 Willow Rd, Hamburg.

Our Service times are: Bible classes for all ages at 10 a.m. followed by our worship hour at 11:05 a.m. A vegetarian fellowship meal is served to our guests and visitors each Sabbath after the service. Everyone is welcome.

Our Pastor is Alex DuBee. His Office number is 610-562-7200. He would be happy to talk with you and answer any questions you may have.

SABBATH MORNING (Saturday): July 12, 11:05 a.m., Pastor Alex will share the Word of God with us. There will be a vegetarian meal for our guests and visitors following the service.

July 12 3 p.m. Dusk. All are invited to a Potluck picnic at Memorial Lake in Fort Indian Town Gap. Bring, food, chairs, boats, and lawn games.

2nd & 4th FRIDAY EVENINGS: at 7 p.m. there is a Youth/Young Adult Vespers service at the church. All are welcome.

Our Community Service Center is open to the public every Monday & Tuesday from 1-6 p.m. for those who qualify. The Food Pantry is open the third Sunday of each month from 12-2 p.m. for those who qualify.

PRAYER MEETING: Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY MORNING: 9:30 a.m. Early Morning Bible Study with Dr. John Goley. Resumes on July 16.

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS: The Adventurer & Pathfinder Clubs meet. The Adventurers are for our young members 5-8 years old. They meet at our church facility from 6-7:30 p.m. The Pathfinders are for ages 9-18 and they meet at the Blue Mt. SDA Elementary School from 6:30-8 p.m. The Pathfinder Club is preparing for a World Wide Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to take place in August of this year. This major event takes place once every five years. Many, different countries will be represented.

VEGAN CLUB: For all who may be interested in a vegan or partial vegan lifestyle. Takes place the third Sunday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room. All are welcome.

The joy and the blessing of the Sabbath begin this Friday evening at 8:30 p.m.

Salem Bellemans Church

On Sunday, July 6, Salem Bellemans Church, 3540 Bellemans Church Road, Mohrsville, celebrated the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost at the regular worship times of 7:45 and 10:15 a.m. The musician for the early service was Michele Dietrich while Linda Hartman, The Director of Music Ministry, played for the second service. The scripture readings for the services were Zechariah 9:9-12 and Romans 7:15-25 which were read by Lester Gambler at the early service and by Maura Wesner at the late service. Also, the Gospel reading was from Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30. Rick Schollenberger and Maura Wesner delivered the Sermon and led worship at both services.

Please visit our website for more information about Bellemans, www.bellemanschurch.org.

Evangelical Lutheran Friedens Church

The altar flowers were presented in honor of the birthday of Peg DeBoeser by friends. The bulletins were sponsored in h9onor of the birthday of Pat Maynor by her mother, Janet Balthaser and the inserts were sponsored in honor of the birth of Emma Rose Kauffman by Ron and Barb Kauffman. Vacation Bible School will be held on July 14-18 from 6-8 p.m.

St. Thomas Church

The altar flowers were presented by Franklin Cocks in loving memory of his wife, Irene. The cupcake arrangement was presented in honor of the fourth birthday of Brayden Michael Ackerman by Nana and Pop Pop. Mildren Bross was the guest pianist. Mary Groff was the Acolyte. The Guild Annual Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. on July 29 at Risserd Restaurant. There is a cost for the family style meal. Everyone is welcome. Contact Grace Reber for reservations.

Salem E.C. Church

2150 Old 22, Lenhartsville

This week at Salem Church: Our Coffee Fellowship was at 8:30 a.m., followed by our Worship Service at 9 a.m. Our Sunday School was at 10:30 a.m.. Pastor Dave Long presented the message The High Price of an Untamed Ego based on Daniel 4:1-18. Our greeters were Craig and Tina Kutz. Our nursery attendant was Nicole Snyder and our Junior Church leader was Bev Ruppert.

Upcoming Events: Please call us for dates & times for our Bible studies, and Mens & Womens groups. Our sock hop is Saturday, July 26, 6-9 p.m. there is a cost for ages 16 & over; ages 15 & under are free. Join us in the church gym for live music, games, food and prizes. There will be a costume contest, so wear your best 50s attire!

Please feel welcome to come and join us at any time. For more information on Salem church and our events you can visit us on the web at www.facebook.com/wearesalem or call the church office at 610-562-5033.

Salem United Methodist Church

Welcome to the corner of Sixth and Main Streets in Shoemakersville for our 9:00 a.m. worship service. The scripture for the morning is Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23. The Childrens Message will be given by Connie Parrish. Sunday School classes for all ages are available after light refreshments in Fellowship Hall.

Vacation Bible School begins Sunday evening, July 13, at Salem-Berne UMC at 6:30 p.m. Children ages 3 to 5th grade are invited to come meet many Bible Heroes. Older youth, 6th grade and up, are invited to join the group at Salem Shoemakersville at 6 p.m. for a special program lead by Pastor Parrish and Connie. Please contact your pastor for any questions.

Now is a great time to bargain shop for items for Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes. Do not buy tooth paste as children in foreign countries often do not know what to do with it, and sometimes eat it as candy. Any toothpaste which we have will be donated to the food pantry. Helen James has wrapped twelve shoe boxes so far. Please continue to donate shoe boxes. When you buy new shoes for school, ask if the store has any extra they could donate. Many are glad to give boxes to churches. Thank you for the many items you have given so far.

There is still time to sign up for summer camp. Brochures are in the back of the sanctuary, and campers may qualify for help from the church when they sign up. See Mary Yoder if you have questions.

The Lay Academy is scheduled for Aug. 8-9 at The Inn at Reading. Sign-up may be done on line. Our goal this year is to have more than 300 participants for this marvelous training program. Contact Karen Kershner if you need transportation.

To contact us: church phone 610-562-4345, Pastors cell phone 570-573-8320

Email address: salemumc1650@yahoo.com

Web address: www.salemumcshoey.org

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What will matter is not your competence but your character. Michael Josephson

St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church, 99 Church Street, Hamburg, would like to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to join us at our 9:30 a.m. summer services on Sundays. Come and join us.

On the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, the altar flowers are presented to the glory of God in loving memory of Marvin Babe Wengert by the family.

The Flowers on the pedestal table are presented to the glory of God in honor of Joan Adams in celebration of her birthday on July 6th, by Doug and Kirk.

AA meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the Junior room.

There will be no Family Worship Service during June, July, and August. Make a Joyful Noise Offering dates will be modified over the summer months. Bring your change for this special offering on July 27 (VBS presentation) and Aug. 17.

Vacation Bible School: Weird Animals - Sunday, July 20 - Thursday, July 24, 6 - 8:30 p.m. for children Ages 3 Grade 6. (Parents of 3 year olds are asked to stay with the child) Take a walk on the wild side! New friends, amazing experiments, wild crafts, untamed games, lip smacking snacks, surprising adventures, incredible music, and lots of fun! Registration information is available on the church website (http://www.stjohnshamburg.org), by contacting Lydia Beck, Youth Director, at stjohnsyouthdirector@comcast.net or through the church office.

VBS Meeting: Sunday, July 13 following worship in the Primary Sunday School Room to finalize all VBS plans.

This year our Church Picnic will be held at Tilden Township Pavilion, located behind the Tilden Township Municipal Building, on Sunday, Aug. 10. Please save this date. You will receive more information at a later date.

While we are in transition of a pastor, we do have pastors available to do visitations.

Please call the office for anyone that you know would like a visitation from a pastor.

Sat., Aug. 2 is the Saturday Night Worship Service with Holy Communion at 5:30 p.m. Sunday July 13 is Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. Worship Service is at 9:30 a.m.

Find us on the internet at www.stjohnshamburg.org.